Romiya Devi and her family from Gaya in Bihar were attacked by the upper caste people on the 3rd of March 2015. Stones, cow dung and bad words were thrown at her house. When she and her husband asked them to stop, the upper caste people barged into their house and started hitting her husband, son and Father in law.
Under Article 338, Constitution of India has assigned the National Commission for Scheduled Castes the duty “ To investigate and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards for the Scheduled Castes.” It is also vested the power to inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the Scheduled Castes.
However, nothing more concrete than a police investigation has been done about this matter which directly concerns the safety of this family belonging to the Dalit community. Community Correspondent Amit highlights the everyday plight of these people belonging to lower caste from the hands of the upper caste in rural India.
This video shows a Musahar community of Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh. They were settled next to a forest, away from the town area, because of their ‘untouchable’ status. Community Correspondent Anil Kumar here reported a heart wrenching story of a young boy picked up by a wolf from the nearby...
In the Katihar district of Bihar state, 60 families are staying in shanties next to the State Highway. But they have to be relocated, because of the Highway expansion project, and that is the issue.